Stevie 'Wonder' Spielberg's anti-German hate movie
'Band of Brothers' came under fire and received numerous direct hits
fired by credible critics. Still living British World War Two veterans and
military historians, recognized for their objectivity, supported the
criticisms. Many of them denounced the propaganda series as 'a fantasy'; a
total travesty from beginning to end, a pack of lies and a vainglorious
re-writing of history.'
Their pithy comments expose the producer's fantasy depiction of the 2nd
World War, in which the conflict is taken over by the Americans.
Spielberg is notorious for his lurid distortions. He frequently calls upon
the over rated Tom Hanks to act the part of the clean living all-American
boy next door. As a prime example of his distorted view of those events
there is no mention at all concerning the real theatre of operations where
the outcome of the war was really decided.
The fate of Europe was not decided by the events surrounding D Day but on
the Eastern Front. There the Wehrmacht fought desperately to prevent the
Soviets overrunning the age-old Christian European civilization from the
ravaging onslaught of Soviet dictator Josef Stalin's million-strong Asiatic
EUROPE'S DEFENDERS WERE NOT ALWAYS GERMAN
In this last great battle for Europe, volunteers from many countries, mostly
but not exclusively European, fought and died to stem the Asiatic Slav
British-backed onslaught. Among them units of the French and Dutch Waffen
SS, nearly all of whom lost their lives in their futile but courageous
defence of Berlin.
Charles Wheeler, the renowned BBC commentator on world events, himself a
veteran of World War II, on September 29th protested vehemently on the
flagship News Night programme. He said that contrary to what viewers
had falsely been told in advance, the battle depictions were 'highly
exaggerated'. The 'concentration of sound, gunfire coming from every damned
direction' was unrealistic. He added that he found it hateful and was
astonished the BBC had paid an incredible £6 million for the broadcasting
Other veterans have protested that the film offers a very narrow contrived
view of the war with the British appearing only rarely, as a form of comic
relief. The Brits are invariably depicted as bumbling amateurs grateful to
be rescued by the heroic Americans.
The German troops, recognized as being the toughest fighting force that ever
existed are portrayed as little better than subhuman, full of dirty tricks,
running like rabbits before the intrepid stalwart and fearless Americans.
CONFUSING AND DULL
In its presentation the series is downright confusing and dull. The movie
has been described as 'ludicrous in its suffocating air of reverence.' Even
the title of the film itself is tacky and the opening credit sequence is
nauseatingly repellent. It opens with a syrupy musical score backed by a
wordless choir soaring over strings and horn accompaniment.
The sepia stills (shades of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid) of
the cast are intended to provide an evocative nostalgic atmosphere though
that form of photography was in fact old hat at the time. But facts can't be
allowed to interfere with a good fantasy.
One learned academic described how he felt nauseated with disgust at the
distortions, the phony special effects, the contrived 'atmospheric'
embellishments and the fanciful distortions. Every trick of cinematography
was used such as speeding up the movie then slowing it down; shaking the
picture with random-looking shots.
NO BLACKS! NO SPICKS!
On the same BBC 'News Night' programme the Australian writer Germaine
Greer, invariably known for her caustic criticisms of controversial issues,
referred to the movie's 'racist overtones.'
'For one thing', she observed, 'there were no blacks or Hispanics in the
film. Moreover, was it coincidence,' she added, 'that the officer who was
such a disciplinarian was a Jew?'
The part of the actor she mentioned was actually played by a well-known
Jewish actor but cautiously the politically correct Greer refused to
elaborate on that point. Had she done so she would have certainly been
denounced as anti-Semitic and her career as a writer and columnist would
have hit the buffers.
BAND OF RAPISTS
Stevie Spielberg of course avoids mention of the countless cases of rape and
looting carried out whilst the Screaming Eagles licked their wounds at the
base-retreats in American occupied France.
When US General Dwight Eisenhower heard about the scale of depravities being
practiced by these US troops he suggested that the public hanging of the
worst offenders was the only way to restore order and discipline. In fact
the appalling behavior of many US troops towards the French civilian
population was such that they are still, fifty-five years later, despised in
that part of France.
Finally, there was an incident in Stevie Spielberg's 'Band of Brothers'
version of events that is utterly foul although it certainly would have
occurred. A group of young German prisoners-of-war are shown talking to a
group of US soldiers in apparently friendly manner. The Germans are offered
cigarettes and the American troops light the cigarettes for them.
At this point in the Spielberg movie the camera shifts to reveal a nearby US
soldier approaching a submachine gun, and a sudden burst of fire is heard.
From which one can draw only one conclusion - the young German
prisoners-of-war have been shot down in their backs. This is a most cowardly
massacre and according to international convention a grossly illegal and
Certainly such incidents were not unknown and were carried out by various
allied armies, in particular the British and American armies during both
world wars. On the other hand there was a grudging admission made by the
British that, 'The Germans will always take prisoners.'
The Spielberg fantasy was actually filmed in one of the southern counties of
England's 'green and pleasant land.' Apart from a few professional actors
the cast of hundreds appears to be composed of deadbeats, losers, halfwits
and hobos, failed ham actors, beggars and professional thugs; even the cast
was cheap; a fitting epitaph to a monstrously cheap film.
But this glaring example of Spielberg's poisonous and demented anti-German
personality confirms again the centuries old baleful Jewish enmity towards
THE 'SCREAMING EAGLES'
The US 101st Airborne Division known as the Screaming Eagles, formed late
1942, were new and untested, as indeed was most of the US Army. The dropping
of parachutists had in fact been pioneered two years previously by the
Typically their mode of attack was used successfully in 1940 when under the
brilliant Otto Skorzeny, the massive Belgian fortress of Eben Emael was
stormed by a unit of Fallschirmjager. They landed on the ramparts and in a
surprise attack took the fortress.
During the Battle for Crete German parachutists suffered heavy losses from
British troops firing upon them during their descent, and from pro-British
partisans who were notorious for not taking prisoners. Captured German
soldiers routinely had their throats slit. A furious Adolf Hitler told
Parachute General Student: "You have made a graveyard for our men."
The arrival of other German troops eventually smashed the British defence
and drove them from the island. But from that time on the German leader
rejected the idea of parachutists being a successful weapon of war. This
lesson was not learned by Field Marshall Montgomery when he haplessly led
British and US forces to a bloody and humiliating defeat at Arnhem.
After training in America the 'Screaming Eagles' were sent to Britain for
practice training. In a full-scale rehearsal over the English County of
Berkshire immediately before D-Day, the unit suffered no less than 436
casualties from parachute jumps that went wrong. No less than 28 Dakota
aircraft returned to base without dropping any paratroops at all.
BOMBER CREWS HYSTERICAL
On the eve of D-Day the task force of Dakotas was intended to secure passage
into the French countryside from the landing sites of Utah Beach. Many of
the flight crews were so unnerved, even to the point of hysteria, by the
German flak, they accelerated away from the pathfinders beacons even as they
prepared to disgorge their paratroopers.
The cataclysmic consequence left the Screaming Eagles scattered over a wide
area of western France. General Maxwell, their commander, was completely
lost for several hours.
By dawn only 1,200 of the 6,000 US paratroopers had reached their
rendezvous. Many of them had perished miserably in the deep waterways which
criss-cross the region, dragged underwater to a murky death by their heavy
Fierce fighting then took place around the town of Carentan where the
well-entrenched German troops had been ordered by Field Marshall Erwin
Rommel to fight to the last man. They obeyed his order.
In the Stevie Spielberg film 'Easy Company' US troops take the town
thus preventing a German breakthrough. This simply isn't true. It was
another Screaming Eagle Company that led the attack on Carentan on June 11th
and forced a German withdrawal.
But American losses were heavy. By mid-July the 101st were finally pulled
from the frontline. Of the 6,600 men involved 868 had been killed in action,
nearly 2,000 had been wounded and many hundreds had been taken prisoner.